After becoming the first Black writer to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his hit film Get Out, filmmaker Jordan Peele is already back to work on his next project–and it sounds like it’s going to be good. Starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther breakout Winston Duke, and Handmaid’s Tale lead Elisabeth Moss, Us is described as a “social thriller” that is due to hit theaters next year. This week, several actors were added to the cast, including young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon. They’ll join vets like The Get Down’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Titans star Anna Diop. Production is already underway on Us, which will reportedly be shot entirely in California.
Jordan Peele Had An Alternate Ending for “Get Out”
On this segment of ESSENCE Live, we discuss Jordan Peele’s thriller “Get Out,” which apparently had an alternate ending. Check out the video above for our thoughts.
Peele’s last film, Get Out grossed a whopping $255.5 million worldwide, according to Time. Not only did that impressive figure make Get Outthe best-earning film of 2017, it also scored Peele a first look deal with Universal. Us is the first new feature film out the gate for Peele’s company, Monkeypaw Productions, and the Key and Peele star will direct the film. While details about the project’s plot have yet to be released, the film is slated to debut in theaters on March 15, 2019.